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Why do unrelated plants often assume the same growth form in different parts of the world?

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2

Which types of environmental conditions limit the distributions of plants?

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3

What climatic conditions are used to define biomes?

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4

What type of plants are found in each of the four biomes at temperature latitudes, and what environmental condition differs among these biomes?

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5

Why is the boreal forest biomes found on several different continents, including North America, Europe, and Asia?

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6

Explain why tropical rain forest experience two peaks of rainfall.

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7

How can fire shift an area from one biome type to another?

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8

Compare and contrast the factors used to categorize terrestrial biomes with those used to categorize aquatic biomes.

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9

How do headwater streams and larger rivers differ in their major source of organic material?

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10

How do littoral zone and the limnetic zone of a lake differ in their source of production?

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11

What conditions allow coral reefs to highly productive?

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